3 Things To Look For When Choosing A Self Storage Unit For Your Move

29 May 2019
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Do you need to move out of your current home in a hurry? Are you worried that you're not going to be able to find a big enough place for all your stuff right now? There are many reasons why you might need to leave the place that you're living on short notice, such as it being sold to someone else or damage caused by fire and/or water that needs to be repaired before anyone can live in it again. When you have less than a month before you need to find a new place, this task can be quite difficult. But you can buy yourself some breathing room by putting at least some of your things into storage. With your most important things in storage, you won't have to worry as much about the size of the new place. If you've never considered getting a storage unit before, here are some things that can help you choose the best one for you.

Location: If this is going to be a temporary move before you go back to your home, you're obviously going to want to look for self storage units as close to your place as possible. But if you're going to be moving to a new place, you'll want to look for a location that's between where you are now and where you're planning to move. Although this may be slightly inconvenient now, it'll become much more convenient when you're finally in your new place.

Size: When your choice is between keeping almost nothing or being able to keep at least a little, nearly any size storage unit will do. On the other hand, larger self storage units will also allow you to keep more belongings. In general, it's often better to get a slightly larger unit than you think you might need. Even if everything does fit into a smaller unit, actually accessing your stuff can be tricky when your unit is packed to the brim.

Climate control: In general, climate control initially sounds like a marketing gimmick to get you to pay more for self storage units. The truth is that it is definitely not a marketing gimmick. Some items, such as furniture that contains wood, can get irreversible damage when exposed to fluctuations in temperature and/or humidity. Clothes and books may be fine for at least a short periods in a unit without climate control but if you have any expensive items that would be difficult or impossible to replace then you should consider getting a unit with climate control.

For more information, contact a self storage unit facility near you.